October 27, 2008

Sharp Painting: Commitment to Sharp Quality

Sharp Painting has quietly carved a niche in Sarasota as the finest residential home painter in our community. For the past five years, owner Brad Augsburger has concentrated solely on customer service and extreme attention to the quality and detail of his workmanship. With this attention came the exclusive use of Benjamin Moore paint products from his friends at Sarasota Paint. Brad fully endorses the richness and endurance of Benjamin Moore, and believes that an initial investment in products like the Aura paint line results a long-term cost savings to the homeowner.
Brad's goal is to bring professionalism into painting in Sarasota. Through a critical eye, Brad demands perfection on his projects, whether they be newly constructed estate homes or small repainted rooms. Sharp Painting takes careful steps to ensure the longevity of their work, including cleaning and pressure washing, scraping, mold treatment and primer application with the finest products available.

Kangaroo is looking forward to providing Sharp Painting with a complete marketing package.

October 17, 2008

Sarasota Herald Tribune Endorses Adam Tebrugge

Excerpt from the endorsement:

"...Positive relationships with court personnel work in his favor, as do experience with the toughest cases and his dogged determination on behalf of his clients.
'The public defender's office is Adam's passion; it's in his soul,'
one lawyer, who has observed both candidates, told us.
That type of testimony tips the scales in favor of Tebrugge.
We recommend Adam Tebrugge for public defender, 12th judicial circuit."
Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Adam Tebrugge,
Democrat for Public Defender 12th Circuit

October 10, 2008

Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. Goes PLATINUM

Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. is honored to have been selected by Josh Wynne Construction to design and create a Florida Friendly Landscape for The Codding Cottage in historic Laurel Park. This unique home is expected to meet and exceed all requirements for the Platinum level of the LEED Green Build Rating System, making it the most energy-efficient and sustainable residence in Sarasota, and one of the first in the nation to receive this designation. The Codding Cottage will also be certified by The Florida Green Building Coalition and EnergyStar.
In order to take full advantage of the minimal landscape allowance and spatial constraints of the property, Michael is proposing a series of spaces that are functional, intimate and appropriate to the concept of The Codding Cottage. Using 100% Florida native plants and irrigated from harvested rainwater, the landscape of the home will compliment the innovation and sustainability of its building methods and materials. Michael proposes minimal yet functional lawn space, recycled hardscape materials, raised vegetable gardens and shade-providing overhead structures adorned with native grapevines. According to Josh Wynne, The Codding Cottage features a long list of the latest innovations in technology and green construction. All of these products and experts have helped bring this home to a level of efficiency and sustainability not often achieved. Sustainable construction practices, healthy product choices, energy efficient features, and water conscious design make this home as inspiring as it is beautiful.The Codding Cottage will be featured at e-fest November 15th, and on the Junior League Holiday Tour of Homes December 5th & 6th.

Kangaroo looks forward to coordinating award applications and media relations for this project.

October 09, 2008

Florida Licensed Midwives Week: Fall Festival

October 1 - 7 was celebrated statewide as Florida Licensed Midwives Week. Saturday, a Fall Festival was held at Sarasota's Rosemary Court. The festival, sponsored by Florida Friends of Midwives (FFOM) and International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), raised awareness about midwifery in our community.Guests enjoyed a rummage sale, bake sale, bounce house, face (and belly) painting, pumpkin patch, professional photography, cookie decorating, candy necklaces, live music (thank you Carmela, Tanya, Doug, Marcus and sweet Simeon) and more. All proceeds were split by FFOM and ICAN.Kangaroo provided event planning and web marketing for the event. Special thanks to Upscale Artisans for facepainting, to Fruitville Grove for the pumpkin patch, to Valerie Joy Photography and Jamie Love Photo for portrait donation, to Gana Gilkey for event photography, and to The Snappy Turtle for rummage sale donations.

October 05, 2008

Adam Tebrugge for Public Defender: On the Path

The Eightfold Path of Buddhism encourages us to seek the simple and right approach. The fifth step on this path is Right Livelihood, with a clear message: earn a living that does not hurt other people. Adam Tebrugge taped this message above his computer in the Public Defender's office, where he has served for 23 years.

When I met Adam, he told me the story of Clarence Gideon. In a prison cell here in Florida in 1963, Clarence Gideon wrote a letter to the Supreme Court that changed history. A poor man, Gideon did not have proper legal counsel and was wrongfully convicted of felony theft. As a result of his letter, his case was retried, Gideon was acquitted, and the office of Public Defender was established to provide legal representation in criminal cases for those who cannot afford an attorney.

Adam Tebrugge decided that he wanted to work at the Public Defender's office after finding himself morally opposed to Florida's decision to reinstate the death penalty. After attending New College and interning with Bob Graham's speechwriters, Adam excelled at The Florida State University College of Law and could have taken almost any private position in the State of Florida. He chose public service instead, and for the last 23 years he has dedicated his career to providing high quality, cost effective representation to our poorest citizens. Today, Adam is the only attorney in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties qualified to handle death penalty cases, and continues to educate other attorneys on the subject.

Now he needs your help.

This November, you will elect the next Public Defender of the 12th Judicial Circuit (Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties). When you cast your vote in this election, please remember:

  • Adam Tebrugge is the only candidate who is qualified to prepare, litigate and supervise death penalty cases. These are the most complex and expensive cases in the system. Without a qualified attorney, a case might be overturned on appeal at great cost, or worse yet, result in wrongful conviction or execution.
  • Adam Tebrugge is the only candidate who is a board certified criminal trial attorney. This means he has tried enough cases, received recommendations from judges and other attorneys, and passed a difficult examination, qualifying him as a specialist in criminal law.
  • Adam Tebrugge is the only candidate with experience training attorneys throughout the State of Florida. He has taught Public Defender College for lawyers fresh out of law school, and has conducted death penalty training for today’s most experienced attorneys.
  • Adam Tebrugge is the only candidate who received the NAACP Freedom Award for Public Service, and the Jim Slater award for professionalism in the practice of criminal law.
Adam's campaign message is "making justice work" by accomplishing specific goals during his term in office:
  • Improve the quality of legal representation through enhanced training of attorneys;
  • Focus staff on jail issues and seek early resolution of undisputed cases;
  • Work with Judges and the Clerk of the Courts to improve the administration of justice and ensure representation of only the truly indigent;
  • Closely monitor costs to make better use of available funds, and be a voice for common sense on local criminal justice issues.
Adam Tebrugge believes that our Public Defender must provide leadership in the courtrooms and in the community. He has devoted his entire professional life to the Public Defender's Office and has worked hard to establish a solid record of preparation and professionalism, but he needs your vote to get elected.

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